Map shows where Mill Fire is burning in Northern California


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The mill fire broke out near Weed, California on September 2, 2022.

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A wildfire erupted in northern California’s Siskiyou County on Friday, injuring several people and forcing more than 5,000 people to evacuate in Weed, Lake Shastina and Edgewood, small communities that have been hit multiple times by fires in recent years.

The mill fire was first reported at 12:49 p.m. near Woodridge Court and Woodridge Way in the town of Weed, Cal Fire said. Multiple media outlets said it started in the area of ​​the Roseburg Forest Products factory, but Cal Fire could not confirm this and reported the exact location where it started and the cause is under investigation. investigation.

Driven by winds and hot temperatures, the fire spread to 200 acres at 2 p.m. and reached 2,581 at 8 p.m. Cal Fire said the fire was spreading at a “dangerous rate”.

The mill fire broke out near Weed, California on September 2, 2022.

The mill fire broke out near Weed, California on September 2, 2022.

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With a view of Shasta Mountain looming in the distance, Weed is a small town of about 2,600 people. it’s 280 miles north of San Francisco. Edgewood, Carrick, and Lake Shastina are among the unincorporated communities surrounding Weed.

Suzi Brady, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire, told SFGATE by phone Friday night that structures had burned in the blaze, but she could not confirm how many or give general locations.

The fire closed US Route 97 from the junction with State Route 265 in Weed about 6 miles south of Macdoel, Caltrans said.

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